BLDG workshop + 608 design build prefab bunkie retreat in canada
 
BLDG workshop + 608 design build prefab bunkie retreat in canada BLDG workshop + 608 design build prefab bunkie retreat in canada
oct 24, 2014

BLDG workshop + 608 design build prefab bunkie retreat in canada

BLDG workshop + 608 design build prefab bunkie retreat in canada
all images courtesy of BLDG workshop and 608 design

 

 

 

a scenic location on lake of bays near the muskoka region of canada provides the backdrop for the extended version of a digitally-prefabricated structure. the ‘bunkie’ is a collaborative effort between architectural firm BLDG workshop and industrial studio 608 design and began as a medium to experiment in ideas that cross boundaries between both of their respective disciplines.

 


video courtesy of BLDG workshop and 608 design

 

 

 

the two companies share an intense admiration for the other’s work and an affinity for seeking new answers to old problems and processes. in this case, this meant using reduced impact materials and the adoption of CNC detailing for use in prefab construction.

bldg workshop 608 design the bunkie co canada
entrance

bldg workshop 608 design the bunkie co canada
the gable roof construction on the interior and exterior

 

 

 

 

in the end, the building functions as large-scale furniture as much as it does as small-scale architecture. its multi-use nature responds to both expanding families and recreational applications via three operating modes: open, play, and sleep.

bldg workshop 608 design the bunkie co canada
workout equipment for the client

 

 

 

each of these features responds to the needs of the client, a person whowanted a retreat for yoga and other activities that responded peacefully with the site and view over the lake. full walls of glazing allow the user to feel connected to the landscape while a monochromatic interior promotes a calm state of mind. a deck and entrance volume have been added to further enhance the space and function while continuing to engage with the exterior plot.

 

check out designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

bldg workshop 608 design the bunkie co canada
view from the campfire

bldg workshop 608 design the bunkie co canada
side view

bldg workshop 608 design the bunkie co canada
the structure is an extended version of the company’s original scheme

 

 

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